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Faculty Position in the Department of Community Health

Faculty Position in the Department of Community Health

School of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts

The Department of Community Health at Tufts University invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor to join our growing department. This position includes full 9-month salary support. We are interested in all areas of public health, and especially interested in candidates with a high level of expertise in quantitative methods. The successful candidate will have a well-established track record of peer-reviewed research and extramural funding.

The Community Health department is  an accomplished community of researchers with strong collaborations within Tufts and beyond. Excellent resources are available to support a successful research program and there are numerous opportunities for collaborative research with faculty from other departments and other Tufts Schools (e.g., Tufts School of Medicine, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy). Secondary appointments are possible across the university and at affiliated, leading hospitals. Diversity and inclusion are core values of the department. Underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree or equivalent in one of the following areas: global health, epidemiology, biostatistics, social/behavioral health sciences, or related health or social science field. University-level teaching experience is required and experience in teaching and in mentoring junior faculty and students is preferred. A successful candidate will demonstrate a clear commitment to teaching excellence and working with a diverse student population, as well as dedication to collaboration with faculty within and beyond the department.

Application Procedures

Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., a research synopsis, a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, copies of two representative scholarly works, and the names of three references. References will only be contacted for applicants who pass the first screening by the search committee. Applicants will be notified ahead of time that references will be contacted. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at Questions about the position should be directed to Yolanta Kovalko, Department Administrator, by email (

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is fall 2020. For further information about the Department of Community Health, please visit our website:

The Department of Community Health

The Department of Community Health at Tufts University serves undergraduate students within the School of Arts and Sciences. While Community Health has been in existence at Tufts for more than 40 years, we are now engaged in a new and exciting phase of growth and expansion.  The Department embraces diversity and inclusion across multiple dimensions, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, and socioeconomic status, and applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The Department of Community Health enjoys partnerships within the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering, as well as the Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. We also have strong collaborations with many of the major Boston teaching hospitals, community health centers, and community-based organizations.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at